Atlantic Fleet Drill Hall Team: Architect / Civil Engineer / Sustainable Design – LEED Consultant: Wight & Company, Structural Engineering: Larson Engineering, MEP Engineering: 20/10, Contractor: Old Vets/Pacific Joint Venture, MEP Contractor: Hill Mechanical, Steel Consultant: Boller Construction Bachelor’s Enlisted Quarters Team: Architect / Civil Engineer: Wight & Company, Design Architect: The Steinberg Group, MEP [...]
Project Location: 3000 River Road, Des Plaines, IL Owner: Midwest Gaming and Entertainment, LLC Development Manager: Development Management Associates, LLC Architect: Klai Juba General Contractor: Pepper Construction By Wendy Berger Shapiro In December 2008, Midwest Gaming and Entertainment, LLC was awarded the exclusive right to apply for the 10th Illinois casino license. The company, led [...]
By Rick Prohov Oct. 26, Evanston City Council voted 8-1 in favor of an ordinance requiring large new commercial buildings to meet the LEED Silver standard of green building. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a comprehensive building rating and certification system maintained by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The [...]
By Kate Yoshida The report titled Removing Market Barriers to Green Development (U.S. EPA, Northeast-Midwest Institute and Delta Institute, 2008) grew out of earlier work done to promote redevelopment on brownfield sites. By carefully identifying obstacles at every step and in every conceivable direction, EPA Region 5, the Delta Institute and the Northeast-Midwest Institute have [...]
As part of an effort to stimulate sustainable and equitable economic development in one of the more socioeconomically distressed areas of the region, the City of Chicago is sponsoring one of the largest sustainable neighborhood revitalization developments in the country. Consisting of 1,140 acres in the South Chicago neighborhood, the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND) plan will serve as a guide to the city for sustainable redevelopment on the south side for the next 25 years.
The thick concrete panels of the old warehouse were ripped away and replaced with windows, creating an open, very light-driven, contemporary structure like sitting in a terminal at O’Hare Airport. The building was also equipped with an overhang protecting the glass walls from emitting too much light in the wrong areas. The orientation of the building takes advantage of morning sunlight. “I don’t really consider it a loss. We feel that considering this is the first Gold Certified Police building in the country, and that there were no renewable technology added to the building, we did very well.”